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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

Recruitment Matters: March-April 2021

In this edition... 

  • Top story: Job adverts show how the labour market is evolving
  • Covid, recovery and women Ornella Nsio, Campaigns & Government Relations Manager looks at the impact of Covid on women
  • The View: Neil Carberry says as recruiters we should all walk a bit taller
  • The intelligence: Recruiters have a vital role now that recovery is in sight
  • The big talking point: The impact of good recruitment
  • Q&A with Sarah Knight, Managing Director, Sarah West Recruitment
  • What I know: Chantel Gower, Delivery Team Leader, Butler Rose
  • Embracing neurodiversity in recruitment

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We should all walk a bit taller, says Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive 

What have recruiters ever done for us? As John Cleese famously didn’t ask in the Life of Brian. 

What if he had? Well, other than supporting £86bn in gross value added across the economy, boosting productivity by £7.7bn annually, a million people in temporary work every day and helping 300,000 people out of unemployment each year – twice the number JobCentres do – not much. Oh, actually, £29bn in annual tax revenues contributed by the jobs matched by our industry – twice the government's R&D budget. Every 21 seconds – the time it should take you to wash your hands – a recruiter secures someone a new permanent job. So quite a lot then.

See the full article in the latest edition of Recruitment Matters